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Academic malpractice – a guide for students

From:Governance, Quality Assurance and Student Casework


It is a serious academic offence to use or attempt to use unfair means to enhance your performance or influence the standard of award obtained. ‘Unfair’ includes all forms of cheating, including plagiarism, collusion and impersonation.

Offences of this nature may result in your withdrawal from the University.

This document outlines the definitions, procedures and consequences of academic malpractice. They are applicable to the preparation and presentation of all assessed work irrespective of the University’s form of assessment for the module.